Websphere System Architect

Location: Richmond, VA

Duration: 6+ months

Rate: $45-50/HR

Job responsibilities include:

- Perform daily proactive health checks of all Production IVR environments.

- Program transactional testing and monitoring to provide tier-1 support for
issues and outages

- Attend SWAT calls to diagnose and resolve issues

- Provide RCA (root cause analysis) and Preventative Actions related to
production outages


• Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering or relevant
field required

• 2 years’ experience required.

• Verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, customer
service and interpersonal skills

• Basic ability to work independently and manage one's time

• Basic knowledge of the full software development lifecycle: from
business/systems analysis, through requirements gathering and functional
specification authoring, to development, testing and delivery;

• Basic ability to troubleshoot issues and make system changes as needed to
resolve issue;

• Knowledge of computer development software across multiple platforms.

Activities of this Role include:

• Daily password checkouts of each server

• Trouble shooting possible Websphere related issues

• Configure new Websphere instances as needed

• Configure datasource settings as needed (i.e. new MQ channels)

• Deploy VSS code to CIT daily during Testing phases of projects and twice
weekly during the development phases of projects

• Create ADR scripts for UAT & PROD code deployments by IBM

• Support patching requirements done by IBM quarterly for unix servers

• Work with resources to support proactive health monitoring of WAS

• Additional Responsibilities/Accountabilities:

• Installing the WebSphere software on AIX

• Creating Cells/Nodes/Application Servers, Federating nodes and
creating/configuring application server clusters

• Configuring Enterprise Applications and MQ resources

• Configuring WebSphere Security using LDAP

• Automating Enterprise application installations and resource
configurations using scripting

• Understanding webserver plugin configurations

• Understanding J2EE platform.

• Basic Shell scriptting (maintenance for the Framework scripts and reports
component scripts).

• Basic LDAP knowledge.

• Basic Java skills.

• Basic understading of MQ

• Unix Scripting

• Troubleshooting

• Unix/AIX/Linux background

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